Official name and logo for marina released

Shellharbour City Council has unveiled the official names of the marina and harbour at Shell Cove. The marina will be known as Shellharbour Marina, while the harbour itself will be called Shell Cove.

An official logo has been designed and a website has been created . Design considerations for the marina logo focused on promotion of the Shellharbour City Council brand, with a modern, leisurely seaside appearance.

Shellharbour Mayor Marianne Saliba said the names, logo and website were part of the development of a Shell Cove business entity.

“It was really important to have Shellharbour in the marina name. It’s our identity and we need to celebrate our city’s entrepreneurial vision and showcase what we have to offer,” Cr Saliba said.

“Our city has matured significantly over the years and we should be proud of what we have achieved,” she said.

The $1.1 billion ‘Shell Cove’ project will provide a waterfront lifestyle and social hub for local residents, the wider community and tourists.

There will be watercourses, viewing decks, children’s swim beach, expansive green open spaces, new children’s playgrounds and a network of pathways and cycleways weaving through a vast wetland.

The new harbour will provide a quality marina and ancillary facilities to make it a world-class marine destination. The precinct includes a new town centre with shops, cafes, restaurants, tavern, community centre, library hotel and much more.

The Woolworths supermarket is expected to be completed late 2018, with work to create further access to the development via Harbour Boulevard well and truly underway.

The marina itself will, when complete, deliver all of the support services that such infrastructure demands, including boat maintenance facilities and service. It incorporates floating pontoon berthing for up to 300 boats, dry-stack storage facility for vessels up to 12 metres and a new regional boat maintenance industry with hardstand for boat repair. 

The marina will offer safe water access to the Pacific Ocean and a public boat ramp with parking for cars and trailers. The harbour is expected to be flooded with water in early 2019. Work can then begin on the first stage of the marina berthing.

Shellharbour City Council Mayor Marianne Saliba said the boat harbour was the most significant piece of marine infrastructure underway in NSW.

“The Shell Cove development has been a 30-year journey to create an activated and vibrant regional hub that will stimulate tourism and boost the local economy, currently worth $105.8 million,” Cr Saliba said.

“The marina will provide for regional recreational boating facilities and be a catalyst for coastal tourism south of Sydney. It will assist in the creation of jobs and will firmly put Shellharbour and the South Coast on the map,” she said.

The man-made inner harbour that will form the centrepiece of the development will be about 30 per cent larger than Sydney’s Darling Harbour.

Other key components of the project, such as excavation of the inner harbour, formation of the edge treatments and placement of pylons for the 800 metre boardwalk that will frame the harbour, are all progressing well.

The breakwater and groyne are due to be completed during 2019, with the harbour entry also completed at that point. 

Media enquiries: Kelli Wells 0448 361 008.